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Business Analyst (Agile / Scrum)

Position Details

Job ID:

3806

Last Updated (mm/dd/yyyy):

2015/03/12 11:24:36 AM

Position category:

Position Name:

Business Analyst (Agile / Scrum)

Similar Experience:

48-54

Total Experience:

54-60

Project Location:

New Germany - KZN

Job Type:

Permanent

Pay:

R550 000 - R750 000 CTC per annum

Academic Qualification/s:

Diploma/Degree

Industrial Qualification/s:

Relevant

Position Active:

Yes

Relocation Assistance:

No

Workpermit Assistance:

No


Job Description:
Prerequisites:
A relevant tertiary degree / diploma (3 year).
A Business Analysis certification.
4+ years experience as a Business Analyst.
Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal), and the ability to present difficult concepts in understandable terms to all levels in the organisation.
Requirements - planning and management: Gathering, Communication,Analysis, Documentation, and Implementation.

Advantageous:
Scrum or Agile certifications.
Project management experience.
Experience using Jira / Jira Agile.

PURPOSE
The Business Analyst works as a liaison among sponsors, designers, subject matter experts and developers in order to elicit, analyse, communicate, document and validate requirements for the development of new and existing applications and information systems.

JOB DESCRIPTION / KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Understanding business process management and the business requirements of the customer.
Understanding of latest technological solutions for Web, Mobile and IT at large.
Translating business requirements into specific software requirements.
Eliciting, analysing and documenting requirements
Understanding the technical designs as well as the business specifications.
Evaluating the information gathered through workshops, task analysis, business process descriptions and diagrams.
Effectively communicating with internal teams and external customers to gather, analyse and document requirements (i.e., use cases, business requirements, user requirements, functional specification, non-functional requirements, transition plans.)
Acting as an interface between customers / sponsors, technology teams and support teams.
Performing within a Scrum Master role on projects where not fulfilling a Business Analyst role.

Key Outputs:
Documentation of user requirements.
Functional specification documentation.
Documentation of use cases for quality control and user acceptance testing.
Successful implementation of project proposals and deliverables.
Facilitating development teams as Scrum Master and assisting with the adoption of scrum and agile methodologies.

Challenges:
Building relationships and communicating to all levels of the organization.
Team player who looks at the business needs as well as at IT capabilities and constraints.
Working flexibly and effectively in a process centric, results driven environment.
Able to work effectively with virtual teams.
Strongly upholds appropriate governance and process conformance.
Meeting milestones when relying on other resources not accountable to this role.
Prioritising and maintaining schedules while multi-tasking in a dynamic environment with competing priorities.
Strong results delivery orientation.

OTHER SKILLS

General:
Computer literacy with MS office; MS Project and MS Visio skills.
Presentation and documentation skills.
IT modelling and design skills.
Research methodology and general research skills.

Personal Attributes:
A culture of servant-hood / servant leadership.
Collaborative, a great team player.
Process oriented, disciplined.
Consistency in raising the bar and resetting the standard.
Drive.
Imagination.
A sense of urgency and determination.
Intrinsic reward in winning.
Format: Skill Description (Rating 1-5,Experience in Months)
Rating: 1-Beginner, 2-Below Average, 3-Average, 4-Above Average, 5-Expert

Required Job Skills:
SDLC : Business Analysis, User interfacing, producing specs for developers (Case Tools, Meth)

Required Software Skills:
Pmt Scrum (4,48-54)
Pmt Agile (4,48-54)
Meth INFORMATION MAPPING (4,48-54)
Meth Business Process Modelling (4,48-54)
Case Tool VISIO (4,48-54)

Required Business Skills:
Business Analysis - JAD Sessioning (4,48-54)